Posts Tagged ‘Royal Caribbean International’

Tropical Storms Forming in Caribbean Spur Cruise Itinerary Changes

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Late August through early September is prime time for hurricanes and tropical storms in the Caribbean. Even as it dies down, Tropical Depression Fiona spurred Royal Caribbean to make adjustments to itineraries, and Tropical Storm Gaston is on the horizon. (

Chinese Cruise Passenger Goes Overboard, Rescued 38 Hours Later

Monday, August 15th, 2016

A Chinese cruise passenger from Shanghai, China, who was sailing with her parents on Royal Caribbean International’s 3,100-passenger Mariner of the Seas, fell overboard into the Pacific Ocean a few days ago. (

Royal Caribbean Expands Season from Marina Bay

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

The Ovation of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas and Voyager of the Seas will be back in Singapore from this October to next May to offer Royal Caribbean International’s longest-ever homeporting season at Marina Bay. (

Zumba To Bring Back Exclusive Cruise On royal Caribbean In April 2017

Monday, August 8th, 2016

After selling out in 2016, dance-fitness leader Zumba is teaming up with Royal Caribbean International for the second year in a row to host the vacation of a lifetime aboard the Zumba® Cruise. (more…)

Rock Legends Charity Cruise Set for January 2017

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

The Rock Legends Cruise V will set sail in January of 2017 on a full ship charter aboard the Independence of the Seas. (

Royal Caribbean International Reinvents Digital Experience For Corporate Meetings, Incentives And Events Planning

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Royal Caribbean International is taking planning to a new level for the growing corporate meetings, incentives and events industry at sea, with a major overhaul of that will make the experience of meeting and event professionals seamless from start to finish. (more…)

Brand New Party Cruise Anchored launches in Europe

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

The Jewel of the SeasAnchored is delighted to announce its bold, brave and brilliant plans for a primo party cruise around some stunning locations in Europe. (more…)

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Cancels Two Calls to Nice, France

Friday, July 15th, 2016

In light of yesterday’s attack in Nice, France, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has cancelled two cruise calls — one today for Royal Caribbean International and one tomorrow for Celebrity Cruises. (

U.S. Coast Guard probing child’s drowning on cruise ship

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Anthem of the Seas (Foto: Christian Eckardt - Columbus Cruise Center) The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the death of an 8-year-old boy who died at Staten Island University Hospital after drowning in a pool on a cruise ship. (

Kumamoto, Japan, welcomes first international cruise ship since deadly April temblors

Friday, July 8th, 2016

An international cruise ship arrived at a Kumamoto port on Thursday for the first time since the prefecture was rocked by a series of earthquakes in April. (

China to overtake US as world’s main cruise liner market, says Royal Caribbean chief executive

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

“Today in the US there are probably 11 million people taking cruises every year, and in China there are about 1.5 million,” said Michael Bayley, head of Royal Caribbean International. (

Lineup for Australasia’s biggest cruise festival announced

Friday, July 1st, 2016

The Livescape Group today announced its full lineup for the third voyage of the world’s 2nd largest EDM cruise festival, and Asia’s largest at sea hosted by legendary actor, David Hasselhoff. (

Anthem of the Seas Cruise Ship Returns to Port After Pool Accident

Friday, July 1st, 2016

Anthem of the Seas (Foto: Christian Eckardt - Columbus Cruise Center) Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas was forced to return to port just hours into a cruise after a boy, 8, was found unconscious in one of the pools. (

New Miami Cruise Terminal To Be Built By Royal Caribbean for Oasis-Class Ships

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited announced its agreement with Miami-Dade county to build a new terminal at PortMiami, scheduled to be complete by December 2018. An investment of $200 million, the terminal will be built on land the line has leased from the county, and will be large enough to accommodate Oasis-class ships. (

Empress of the Seas Sailing Rerouted Due to Engine Trouble

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Royal Caribbean’s Empress Of The Seas Arrives Home To MiamiJust one month after returning to the Royal Caribbean fleet after several years with a sister cruise line and a $50 million refurbishment, Empress of the Seas is experiencing trouble with one of its engines, forcing the cruise line to reroute the ship’s current sailing. (

Fan Bingbing Names Ovation of the Seas in Tianjin

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Ovation of The Seas (Courtesy Royal Caribbean International)The Ovation of the Seas was named in Tianjin, China on Friday actress Fan Bingbing, who presided over the celebrations which culminated with the maritime tradition of the breaking of a champagne bottle on the hull of the ship. (

Royal Caribbean Extends Special “Ticket To Adventure” To Drivers Nationwide Who Need A Vacation From Parking Violations

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Harmony of the Seas (Photo courtesy Royal Caribbean International)There are approximately 214 million registered drivers in the United States, all of whom inevitably find themselves circling the block or lot for a place to park. (more…)

Agents say women smuggled cocaine in bras, girdles while on cruise ship

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Four women were arrested on charges of smuggling cocaine inside their bras and girdles after arriving in Port Canaveral from a cruise, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said. (

Harmony of the Seas Cruise Ship Forced to Change Itinerary Due to French Strikes

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Harmony of the Seas has cancelled a port stop in Marseille due to the general strike taking place in the country today (Tuesday June 14). (

Royal Caribbean International to homeport Ovation of the Seas in Singapore

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Ovation of The Seas (Courtesy Royal Caribbean International)Royal Caribbean International today announced that it will homeport its billion-dollar smartship Ovation of the Seas in Singapore in 2017 for a season, bringing thousands of travellers to the region and injecting millions into the local and regional economies. (

Royal Caribbean’s Adventure Of The Seas To Undergo $61m Revitalization

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Royal Caribbean International will debut a robust array of all-new thrills and enhancements onboard Adventure of the Seas this November, including new dual racer waterslides, Cyclone and Typhoon, the popular FlowRider surf simulator, and a children’s aquapark, Splashaway Bay.

Harmony Launches Summer Service from her Homeport of Barcelona, Spain

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Harmony of the Seas (Photo courtesy Royal Caribbean International)Royal Caribbean International’s President and CEO, Michael Bayley, sends off the cruise line’s newest ship, Harmony of the Seas, as she departs on her inaugural cruise from her summer homeport of Barcelona, Spain this week. (more…)

Video: The Fine Art of Cruising: Royal Caribbean Celebrates The Wonder Of Our World On Harmony Of The Seas

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Harmony of the Seas features a $6.5 million art collection of more than 3,000 works. Inspired by the theme “The Wonder of Our World, The World We Live In”, artists from around the world – more than 60 countries – created unique pieces to intrigue Royal Caribbean guests and crew, alike.

Thomson Cruises to receive RCCL’s Legend of the Seas in March 2017

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Legend of the SeasThomson Cruises, which is part of the Anglo-German tour operator group TUI AG, will receive Legend of the Seas from Royal Caribbean International in March 2017. (

Adventure of the Seas to Receive Water Slides, FlowRiders & Izumi Restaurant During Dry Dock

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Royal Caribbean will add multiple water slides, an aqua park and its popular Izumi Asian restaurant to Adventure of the Seas during the ship’s November dry dock, has revealed. (

Harmony of the Seas: World’s biggest cruise ship’s first voyage was ‘dangerous’ and vessel ‘should’ve stayed in dock’

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Harmony of the Seas (Photo courtesy Royal Caribbean International)Matthew Wickens, of Lancing, West Sussex, paid £1,100 to take his wife Sandra and daughter Sandra, 7, on the £783million vessel – dubbed a ‘building site’ by angry passengers. (

Royal Caribbean’s Empress Of The Seas Arrives Home To Miami

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Royal Caribbean’s Empress Of The Seas Arrives Home To MiamiMiami’s newest hometown ship, Empress of the Seas, arrived to her new homeport today (May 25) after a $50 million revitalization. The ship will set sail on her first sailing on Saturday, May 28 visiting Royal Caribbean’s private island CocoCay, Bahamas and Nassau, Bahamas. (more…)

Interview: Royal Caribbean CEO on Launching the World’s Biggest Cruise Ship

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Harmony of the Seas (Photo courtesy Royal Caribbean International)In a phone interview, Bayley spoke to Skift about the opportunities that come with a new ship, why being the biggest cruise line doesn’t really matter, pushing into new markets, and descending into the “Ultimate Abyss.” (

Six Cruises Added to Ovation of the Seas’ 2017-18 Sydney Summer Season

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Ovation of The Seas (Courtesy Royal Caribbean International)Another six cruises have been added to Ovation of the Seas’ Australian summer season of 2017/18, extending its Sydney home-porting by a further five weeks. The news follows last month’s announcement that extra cruises would be added to the new ship’s upcoming 2016/17 season. (

Royal Caribbean International Indicates Move to Cuba Cruise Market This Summer

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Harmony of the Seas (Photo courtesy Royal Caribbean International)During a press conference onboard Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas’ inaugural sailing this morning (May 21,), President and CEO Michael Bayley indicated that the cruise line could move into the Cuban market as early as late July. (

Royal Caribbean International’s Harmony of the Seas Sails Into Southampton

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Harmony of the Seas (Photo courtesy Royal Caribbean International)The port of Southampton, U.K. was bustling today as onlookers gathered to be among the first to see the world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, upon her first arrival into port. (more…)

Royal Caribbean Takes Delivery Today of Harmony of the Seas

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Royal Caribbean International today honored the crew and project team of the new Harmony of the Seas at a traditional delivery and flag changing ceremony in Saint Nazaire, France. (more…)